Just in time for the return of our Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, a new publication is available free as a pdf download! I am excited to have my hummingbird image of a juvenile Ruby-throat nectaring a Cardinal Flower featured on the cover and three more images on the inside pages!
Hummingbird Gardening in Tennessee is published by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. The book is co-authored by Marcia Davis, Master Gardener, member of the Knoxville bird club (Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society) and the Bird Life columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel, and Emily Gonzalez of the UT Extension.
The fifteen page booklet is full of useful information about creating hummingbird habitat in your garden and lists the kinds of flowers and native plants that are particularly attractive to hummingbirds.
The free pdf can be downloaded from this link: Hummingbird Gardening in Tennessee.
Links and resources:
More about Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
Tennessee's wintering hummingbirds
Friday, May 9, 2014
Saturday, May 3, 2014
The images from each of the four paintings were transferred to individual banners and together they tell the story of the eastern Whooping Crane re-introduction.
The banners celebrate the National Zoo's Whooping Crane Exhibit and are featured along the walkway at the entrance and exit of the exhibit. Above, the images are in story order representing: 1) Hatched with care, 2) Flying South, 3) Returning North, and 4) A New Spring.
In the video below, Outdoor Wisconsin presents a program that explains the Whooping Crane reintroduction project featuring Operation Migration. Move the video cursor to minute 9:16 to begin with the Operation Migration segment of the video.
To see all my posts on the Smithsonian National Zoo project visit: Whooping Crane art
More about my involvement with the Whooping Crane reintroduction at: Whooping Crane Migration from my companion blog, Vickie Henderson Art
Whooping Crane art: Whooping Crane Watercolor Gallery
Organizations that help Whooping Cranes:
International Crane Foundation
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership